Let's Roadtrip!!! HersheyPark is about five hours from Albany and features 12 coasters and 15 water rides. Best of all, it's NOT the Great Escape! Yay for going somewhere different! Yay for variety! Two options would be to either drive down late on a Friday night and play all day Saturday, then drive back Saturday night or drive down very early Saturday, play all day, stay the night and drive back Sunday morning. Thoughts? Cost of the park is about $60 plus taxes, it looks like a room will run $100/night on Priceline.